Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media. For more about this section, see:


Oregon climate report spells out dire future, but author highlights reason for optimism (KGW)

But while the report was full of alarming statistics and figures, lead author Erica Fleishman (Oregon State), director of the Oregon Climate Research Institute, said she found reasons for optimism in the document. 

OSU gains $4.8M federal grant for cybersecurity students (KGW)

If you are into computers and cyber-security, Oregon State University just got nearly $5 million of added incentive for you to learn there. The grant money will help students earn degrees in the field, if they agree to start their careers in public service.

Oregon Zoo tiger Bernadette 'happy and healthy' after testing at OSU veterinary hospital (KPIC)

Oregon Zoo's Bernadette, known as "Bernie," a 270 pound Amur tiger, recently underwent testing at Oregon State University's veterinary hospital to determine the cause of a seizure she had over the summer.

Why yes, you can major in beer at these schools (Thrillist)

When people learn that Cade Jobe is studying brewing at Oregon State University, they tend to get the wrong idea. “You get to drink a lot of beer, don’t you?” they’ll ask. “The answer is, ‘Yes, we do,” says Jobe, who left a career as a lawyer to get a master’s in fermentation science. “But, it’s all for science. It’s all for quality purposes.”

Camera plunges down Antarctica borehole to reveal Earth's 'oldest ice' (Sky News)

"The goal is to extend the ice core record of climate change back as far as we can," climate researcher and COLDEX director Edward Brook (Oregon State) told the Antarctic Sun.

Oldest known projectile points uncovered by OSU archaeologists (KDRV)

Oregon State University archaeologists have uncovered some tools that add to a new understanding of the timeline of human life in the Americas — projectile points. 

USDA approves world's first vaccine for honeybees (Axios)

Ramesh Sagili, a professor of apiculture at Oregon State University, who wasn't involved in the research behind the Damal vaccine, told Popular Science magazine when the last honeybee vaccine study was published in October that he was keen to see how immunity would hold up in the long term for the bees.

OSU Center for Outdoor Recreation Economy launches leadership series for industry professionals (KTVZ)

The Oregon State University Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy will host the “Be Bold Conversation Series,” a six-week slate of workshops on leadership development for outdoor industry professionals at all career levels.

Sustainable Tourism Lab measures how residents weigh pros, cons of tourism in their communities (Think Out Loud)

According to the Oregon Tourism Commission, tourism is a $10 billion industry in Oregon, generating $1.2 billion in local and state tax revenue in 2021. But a report from Oregon State University’s Sustainable Tourism Lab found residents often aren’t educated on tourism policies that affect their communities.

Kate Brown: Unpopular governor leaves legacy of COVID safety, clemency, climate regulation, but also disappointment (Oregonian)

Chunhuei Chi, director of Oregon State University’s Center for Global Health, concurred and said Brown might rank among the top third of governors for her public health response. “Compared with the rest of the states, ... her management, her attention and her policy during the pandemic has been very competent.”

Levin named director at OSU's Southern Oregon research center (Baker City Herald)

Oregon State University has named a new station director at the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center. Alec Levin, a viticulturist and associate professor, will take over the position March 1. He replaces Rich Roseberg, who is stepping down after leading SOREC for six years. 

In a small Cascade Mountains lake in Oregon, the world's smallest lamprey is making a comeback (The Spokesman-Review)

Ortega, an Oregon State University student who helped reintroduce these critters to their namesake lake, caught six brown trout last summer with telltale wounds from these 6-inch lampreys, painstakingly reintroduced here over the past dozen years.

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Reser Stadium implosion (24/7 Sports)

Oregon State University imploded the west grandstand of Reser Stadium one year ago, today, on January 7th, 2022. The demolition of more than ten thousand bleacher seats, the stadium’s press box, and premium seating areas helped pave the way for the construction of a best-in-class facility that will not only provide fans with an improved game day experience but also open doors to year-round use for students, faculty, and other staff.


Today's photo

Rainbow: A rainbow graces the skies over the OSU Extension Service Clackamas County office in Oregon City. Photo by Kelly Redwine, 4-H office specialist. We are accepting photo submissions at [email protected].

Timely Teaching Tips: Looking for ways to get the term off to a strong start? Just want to discuss teaching informally with other faculty or GTAs? Join the Quality Teaching (QT) Chat any time between noon and 1 p.m. on Jan. 10 (tomorrow) in the LINC 468 faculty lounge. Snacks and beverages provided. 


NEW! PINE: Eirik Johnson: PINE is a photographic and music-based project exploring how the transgressive act of tree carving can conjure up sentiments of love, alienation, or even the most basic desire to declare, "I was here. See for yourself." The photographs connect with that point in one's youth when you are full of raw emotion and want nothing more than to escape into the woods or down by the river to remember the name of a teenage flame or the lyrics from a favorite song. Jan. 9-Feb. 16 in Fairbanks Hall Galleries.


NEW! OSU Album Club: The Joshua Tree by U2. This anthem to American culture of its time was released in March of 1987, by the Irish rock super group, U2. Hosted by Bob Santelli, the OSU Album Club is like a book club, only we listen to and discuss some of the greatest rock and pop albums of all time. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Live in person in the MU Joyce Powell Journey Room or register for the livestream at

NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration Virtual Poetry Reading: WGSS is currently accepting submissions for poetry to be read during a virtual poetry reading on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Submissions will be evaluated by a panel and authors whose work is accepted will be notified by January 15. Free and open to all. Register to here to attend the virtual reading.

NEW! Last call to register for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Breakfast on Jan. 16: Secure your spot by end of day on Tuesday, Jan. 10 for this annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King, and honoring award recipients who embody his legacy at OSU. The Peace March immediately follows. The breakfast is free, but seating is limited. See all commemoration events here

NEW! Winter Celebration: OSU students, faculty and staff are invited to join President Jayathi Y. Murthy for conversation and celebration. Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 9-11 a.m. There will be both sweet and savory drinks and snacks. Bring your OSU ID. Non-perishable food items will be accepted for the OSU Food Pantry. Food Pantry Wish List.

NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration Virtual Book Club: WGSS invites you to read Sara Ahmed’s book, “Living a Feminist Life,” and then join us on Zoom for a discussion led by Susan Bernardin, director of the School of Language, Culture and Society, and WGSS faculty members. Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. Register for link to attend.

NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration Alumni Reunion: Join WGSS in a weekend of activities celebrating 50 years on campus. The weekend includes a meet and greet, drag show, campus tour, Arts and Activism Exhibition, panel talks, celebration dinner, farewell breakfast and more. Cost is $250. Friday, Jan. 27 through Sunday, Jan. 29. More information and registration.

NEW! PFLA Winter Luncheon: Join us for a creative tasting menu provided by OSU Catering and guest speaker Scott Vignos, OSU’s Chief Diversity Officer. Monday, Jan. 30 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center: Registration is required and cost is $15/person. For more information about the event and how to register click here.

TIAA on campus: No matter where you are in life — just getting started or planning for retirement — a session with AJ Martinez, CFP, can help you create a plan for your goals. And it’s at no additional cost as a part of your retirement plan. TIAA representative, AJ Martinez, CFP, will be available on campus Jan. 17-18 for one-on-one sessions. Register for a personal session at or by emailing [email protected].

Ask Alumni virtual events beginning Jan. 25: Hear from dynamic recent graduates at Ask Alumni virtual networking events this winter. The OSU Alumni Association and Career Development Center invite students and alumni to lay the groundwork for success by attending sessions beginning Jan. 25. Register for free and see the schedule of participating colleges, plus a list of topics and speakers at

Lectures, Workshops, Webinars

NEW! webinar: How to Let Go of Mom Guilt and Find Your Own Values. When Jessica Grose was researching her new book, “Screaming on the Inside,” the most common emotion mothers expressed to her was guilt. Regardless of background, they felt bad about some aspect of their parenting and then they felt bad about feeling bad. Join Jessica for a talk exploring the contradictory ideals set for American moms, how to identify them and how to find what really matters to you. All caregivers welcome. Webinar Jan. 10, 9 a.m. Register here.

NEW! AM to PM: Start to ReStart. Join the Center for Family Enterprise on Jan. 11 from 8:30-10 a.m. via Zoom for the Family Business 360 Event. Hear from Ted Powell, former owner of AM Equipment, and Paul Menig, CEO of Business Accelerants. Learn from Ted’s experiences addressing people, marketing, and sales challenges, the need for innovation, property investment, and leadership transition planning. Register here.

NEW! OSU Beyond Benefits: "Living Simply — Simplify Your Life" webinar. In today’s digital age, people are exposed to a vast amount of choices and opportunities in most all facets of life: choices about what to read, watch, listen or purchase. The result is that people are often more distracted, confused and stressed by the increasing complexity of consumer choices and online social media activities. This topic addresses ways of prioritizing and simplifying your life through adopting a “digital mindfulness” approach. Jan. 11, noon. Register here.

NEW! Adult & Higher Education Doctoral Information Session: You’re invited to learn about the College of Education’s Adult & Higher Education Ed.D. program: Wednesday, Jan. 11, noon to 1 p.m. RSVP for the Zoom link and password. Contact [email protected] for questions or accommodation requests.

NEW! WRE Seminar Series: Allison Pfieffer from Western Washington University will present "River Bed Elevation Variability Reflects Sediment Supply, Rather Than Peak Flows in the Uplands of Washington State," Jan. 11, 4 p.m. in Bexell Hall 328 or on Zoom. Reach out to [email protected] for Zoom details. 

NEW! MLK Commemoration Week: Join us for "A Discussion on MLK's Ideology and Caste." This panel event will be a conversation with experts working on caste and race discussing how MLK’s ideology about race is relevant to the framework of caste. The event will be held Jan. 17 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the MU, Journey Room 104. Elizabeth Barstow from the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion will moderate the discussion. One panelist is Robert Thompson from OSU's Ethnic Studies department, and other panelists will join from across the country via Zoom.

NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration keynote lecture: Loretta Ross is co-founder of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, which works to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities. Jan. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the CH2M Hill Alumni Center. Free, open to all. Register here to attend.

NEW! Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 50 Year Celebration Hybrid Panel Talk: WGSS Today: Issues and Activisms. Leaders in the field will join us on campus and via Zoom to talk about where the field of WGSS is today, important issues for the field and significant issues of concern for feminist activism and education. Panelists: Carrie Baker, Smith College; Tracy Butts, Cal State University, Chico; Melinda de Jesus, California College of the Arts; Priya Kandaswamy, San Diego State University; Andres Lopez, Carleton University; and Jules Gill-Peterson, John Hopkins University. Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in The LaSells Stewart Center Ag Pro Room. Free, open to all. Register to attend.

NEW! College of Science Inclusive Excellence Lecture: Featuring National Science Foundation CAREER award recipient Marilyn Rampersad Mackiewicz on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. at The LaSells Stewart Center. In her lecture, "Empowering Cultures of Belonging: Thriving, Innovating and Solving Global Challenges," Mackiewicz will share her research on the development of safe nanomaterials for clinical translation by constructing a systems-level understanding of nanoparticle-biological interactions and toxicity, highlighting her experiences in science as an immigrant to the U.S. and a first-generation student. Reception starts at 5 p.m. RSVP today.

NEW! Public Health Insider: Power Vegetables and Cancer Prevention. Mark your calendar for Feb. 7 at 5:30 p.m. and pass the kale. Faculty from the CPHHS and the Moore Family Center will discuss the link between power vegetables and cancer prevention. They will also highlight the Hope Grows Here program and the research from the Linus Pauling Institute. Register for this free webcast:

Listening Session – General Education Curriculum: The Learning Outcomes, Criteria, and Rationale (LOCR) committee is holding the first listening session for university stakeholders to share input about the Seeking Solutions category in the reformed general education curriculum. The session will be led by Selina Heppell, the mentor for the Seeking Solutions workgroup. The session is Jan. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. in MU 13 Multi-purpose Room. For those who cannot attend the listening session, or who have additional comments, there will be an opportunity to offer commentary and feedback via a Qualtrics in January.

Coaches Clinic: Teambuilding and Culture, Jan. 18. OSU kinesiology faculty show you how to support connection, encourage learning and create community as a youth sports coach. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences' next Coaches Clinic event is Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hallie Ford Center 115. Create a positive culture with rituals, routines and practices for your team. Registration required

Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Research Symposium: Come explore the intersections between chemistry, biology, epidemiology and regulatory science on Jan. 20 in The LaSells Stewart Center. Speakers include current students and staff and EMT alumni from industry, government and academia. There will be a career Q&A and a poster session. Registration is free.

Crucial Conversations for Mastering Dialogue: Learn skills for creating alignment and agreement by fostering open dialogue around high-stakes, emotional or risky topics. Discover how to speak and be heard (and how to encourage others to do the same), surface the best ideas, make the highest-quality decisions and act on your decisions with unity and commitment. View dates for the Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 courses and register here. There is a $100 fee to attend this workshop.

SJEI workshop registration open through spring 2023, with in-person and remote options. The Social Justice Education Initiative is a professional development program for all faculty, staff and graduate students. SJEI workshops are infused with expertise, empathy and humor while embracing a guiding principle of “more curiosity, less judgement” to achieve robust learning objectives. Learn more, see the workshop schedule and register on the SJEI registration page or contact SJEI director Jane Waite at [email protected].

Take Note

NEW! Health and safety: The University Health & Safety Committee wants to promote health and safety by providing information from SAIF on cold weather safety. You can also access OSU’s University Health & Safety Committee online at, including past meeting minutes, information on how to contact a committee member and a link to report safety concerns online.

NEW! Monthly Emergency Preparedness Topic: Evacuation. Emergency evacuation is the immediate and urgent movement of people away from the threat or actual occurrence of a hazard. Know your routes and workplace assembly point. This month’s poster can be downloaded at:

NEW! A new podcast produced by the Spring Creek Project will launch Jan. 11: Spring Creek Project’s mission is to bring together environmental science, philosophy, the written word and the arts to inspire just and joyous relations with the planet and with one another. The Inner Nature podcast series is a collection of conversations between thought-leaders exploring the intersection of contemplative practice and environmental action. Over eight episodes released once a month, we’ll explore how we can tend to our inner lives so we have the creativity and clarity to imagine the future we know is possible and the mental and emotional stamina to work toward that vision, even if it takes a lifetime.

NEW! Study on prediabetes: Oregon State University is working with Samaritan Health Services on a research study to regulate blood sugar in adults with prediabetes. To participate, you must be between the ages of 18-55 and have prediabetes. The study involves visits to the Samaritan Athletic Medicine Center in Corvallis over 4-5 months. By participating, you may receive up to $1,000, as well as information about your health. Contact us below to learn more: (541) 737-198; [email protected].

NEW! Recruiting LGBQ+ cisgender women who drink alcohol for a research study on stress and alcohol use. The study includes a brief screening survey, one two-hour virtual visit, and two one-hour in-person visits in Reed Lodge. We recently made changes to our inclusion criteria. If you have already taken the screening survey, please consider taking it again. Those who complete the study receive up to $70 in Amazon gift cards. Click the link to access the screening survey: and email [email protected] if you have any questions. 

NEW! Honors College Colloquium proposal deadline approaching: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors colloquium proposals for 2023-2024. Details & proposal form available at: Questions: [email protected] or 541-737-6412. Deadline: Jan. 15.

NEW! Fiscal policy: In accordance with the fiscal policy program, the Fiscal Policy Committee is soliciting your feedback on an updated policy draft for Lease Reporting. For more information and instructions on how to provide your valued feedback, please visit Notifications Page – Policy Under Review on the Fiscal Policy Program website.

NEW! Provost’s Literary Prize: The 35th Annual Provost’s Literary Prize for undergraduate students at OSU is open for submissions. The winner will be awarded $500 and on-campus publication. Jennifer Richter in the School of Writing, Literature and Film and the screening committee are seeking help from faculty to identify candidates for the prize. The literary work can be fiction, poetry or creative nonfiction written for a general audience. Please direct students to for submission requirements. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 25. The winner will be announced in May.

NEW! 25 Year club: Congratulations to Daniel Rockey, professor of biomedical science, for being inducted into the 25 Year club at OSU. You can read more about their time at OSU and others inducted into the club by clicking on their name.

Dog training project for children with developmental disabilities: We are currently recruiting children ages 10-17 and their family dog to participate in a dog-training animal-assisted intervention research project this quarter. Please visit our website(s) for more information:

Read the Winter 2023 Oregon Stater: The Winter 2023 edition of OSU’s alumni magazine, the Oregon Stater, is now available online. Featured in this issue: OSU’s trailblazing women of sports on the 50th anniversary of Title IX; the launch of the $1.75 billion campaign for OSU, including the announcement of a world-class research center; alumnus and Dutch Bros CEO Joth Ricci talks about finding his ideal team far from the courts where his journey began; President Murthy talks about the road ahead; the unusual tale of OSU’s Bag Man; and more.

OSU Suspends Elsevier Negotiations: OSU’s contract with Elsevier ended Dec. 31. You may need to use alternative methods to access content from Elsevier journals. Explore this guide to get up-to-date information on the resources available to you, and you can also Ask a Librarian for help. Use this form to share input with the library regarding this pause in negotiations.

Video: An OSU robot + adorable Beaver Believers = Big dreams for 2023: The sky’s the limit when you’re a Beaver: Whether your dream is to be an engineer, artist, veterinarian or doctor; you’ve always hoped to see the Beavers return to the Rose Bowl; you’re itching to get more involved in the university you love so much; or you’ve always dreamed of helping others earn their degree, Oregon State is your path to get there. From the OSU Alumni Association, we wish you an unbelievable new year.

Alumni and friends congratulate the OSU Football team student-athletes and coaches: As you know, making it into a bowl game two years in a row is a big achievement for our university and especially our student-athletes. Thank you to the 60+ alumni and friends who shared their congratulations with the team. Read their encouraging and congratulatory notes. Go Beavs.

Corvallis Community Conversations Land Use Questionnaire: OSU community members who live in Corvallis are invited to participate in the city’s community land use questionnaire. The questionnaire is given every five years with the goal of obtaining feedback from the community about land use planning. Community members have until the end of January to complete the land use questionnaire. To participate:

Nominate an Alumni Fellow: For four decades, the Alumni Fellows program has recognized distinguished OSU alumni and provided opportunities to share their work and wisdom widely. In 2023, this special honor will focus on alumni in the Portland metro area, our most extensive alumni base with over 60,000 Beavers. View the criteria and send nominations by Friday, Jan. 13 at

Inspiring Girls* Expeditions free STEAM outdoor expeditions:  Inspiring Girls* Expeditions (housed within OSU’s CEOAS) is a tuition-free, 12-day wilderness science education program for 16-18 year-old high schoolers. Female identifying students and students with gender identities who don’t fit the dominant image of a scientist are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is Jan. 30. Click here for application.Questions? Email us at [email protected].

OER grant: OSU’s Open Educational Resources Unit is offering a $500 department-to-department transfer to faculty who research opportunities to adopt open-source textbooks for their Ecampus courses. Research shows that 61% of OSU students don’t buy a required textbook because it’s too expensive, and 93.5% have taken action to lower their overall textbook costs. This latest initiative is a great opportunity to better understand how you can find high-quality, open-source materials and the process for vetting and incorporating them. Learn more on the OERU website. Questions? Contact Director Stefanie Buck.

Honors College Colloquium Proposals: OSU tenured/tenure-track, senior instructor and emeritus faculty are invited to submit honors colloquium proposals for 2023-2024 at Any general catalog course can also be offered as a small, highly-engaged honors course; interested faculty should contact [email protected] for details. Faculty may apply for Meehan course development grants of up to $3,000 to develop experiential learning opportunities for honors courses and colloquia. More information: [email protected] or 541-737-6412. Deadline: Jan. 15.

Free COVID tests: Free iHealth COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests are available on the Corvallis and Bend campuses and at the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Each box contains two tests. While supplies last, OSU community members can pick up these self-test kits without restrictions. Please note the FDA has extended the self-test kit expiration dates by six months.

Traffic and Maintenance

Washington Way: As part of the Washington Way Improvement project, Washington Way between 17th-26th streets and 30th-35th streets will be closed starting Jan. 3. The north-south intersection at Washington Way and 26th St. will remain open (view map). Updated schedule: 17th-26th streets closed Jan. 3-5; 30th-35th streets closed Jan. 3-20.


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NEW! The department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences (FWCS) invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Office Specialist I classified position. Primary duties include general reception, departmental event assistance and clerical support. Incumbent must be available to open and close the FWCS main office (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.), located on the main OSU Corvallis campus. Posting #P03912CT. Full consideration Jan. 8; closes Jan. 15.


“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.” ~ Lloyd Alexander

Corvallis: Breezy, rain and then showers, high of 45, low of 36. Chance of rain tomorrow. 

Central Oregon: Rain and snow today, high of  45, low of 29. Slight chance of snow tomorrow.

Newport: Showers and windy today, high of 54, low of 43. Chance of rain tomorrow.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: